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Chrysler Finally Recalls Some Jeeps over Fire Risk

Chrysler Finally Recalls Some Jeeps over Fire Risk

Jun 19 2013, 2:00pm CDT | by

Chrysler finally agrees with NHTSA and begins recall

Not too long ago I mentioned that the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration had asked Chrysler to recall certain Jeep models over the potential for fires after certain types of accidents....

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Chrysler Finally Recalls Some Jeeps over Fire Risk

Jun 19 2013, 2:00pm CDT | by

Chrysler finally agrees with NHTSA and begins recall

Not too long ago I mentioned that the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration had asked Chrysler to recall certain Jeep models over the potential for fires after certain types of accidents. Chrysler refused to recall the Jeeps when the NHTSA first asked. Chrysler has now had a change of heart and has agreed to recall 2.7 million SUVs.

The fire issue with certain Jeep models has been linked to 51 deaths from post-crash fires. I can only imagine the liability that Chrysler will be open to if a defect in the vehicle's design is linked specifically to those 51 deaths. Chrysler has announced a voluntary campaign to repair certain Jeep Grand Cherokee and Jeep Liberty vehicles with fuel tanks that are mounted behind the rear axles.

On June 4, Chrysler refused to institute the recall when originally requested by the NHTSA. At the time, Chrysler said that the vehicles did not pose a safety risk. However, the NHTSA has the legal authority to force a recall and apparently, Chrysler realized that one way or the other it would be forced to recall the vehicles. Chrysler still maintains its vehicles are safe and well designed. “Chrysler Group recognizes that this matter has raised concerns for its customers and wants to take further steps, in coordination with NHTSA, to provide additional measures to supplement the safety of its vehicles,” the company said.

 
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2014 Chrysler Town & Country

Aug 19 2014 6:45pm CDT | Source: The Car Connection

The Chrysler Town & Country is one of the best minivans you can buy; but it doesn't make perfect sense quite like its near-twin over at Chrysler's Dodge division. It's a luxury minivan, which runs counter our idea of how minivans should be used. To us, a minivan needs to be able to go from four 10-year-olds to four Costco car ...
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2014 Chrysler 300

Aug 19 2014 6:03pm CDT | Source: The Car Connection

The 300 and 300C are largest sedans in the Chrysler lineup, and with a variety of drivetrains and available features, they make for compelling options in the segment. With a sleek exterior, competent performance even from the V-6 models, and a long roster of technology and luxury features, these sedans flirt with the edge of the ...
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We cruised Woodward in the 2015 Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat [w/video]

Aug 19 2014 2:04pm CDT | Source: Autoblog

Filed under: Coupe, Performance, Dodge We were definitely rock stars at the 20th edition of the Dream Cruise. The yell came from somewhere in the crowd: "Hey Hellcat, push it!" We obliged with a jab of the throttle, and the 707 horses of the 2015 Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat roared to life. It went on like this. All weekend. It's one thing to attend the Woodward Dream Cruise, it's quite another to star in it. We were definitely rock stars at the 20th edition ...
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Chrysler Group Appoints New Ram Truck and Alfa Romeo Leaders

Aug 19 2014 11:24am CDT | Source: autoMedia.com

Chrysler Group LLC has appointed Reid Bigland as Head of Alfa Romeo Brand for the NAFTA region, and Robert Hegbloom as Head of Ram Truck Brand. Both positions are effective immediately as Chrysler Group continues to build its stake in the region. As well as serving as Head of Alfa Romeo, Bigland will continue as Head of U.S. sales and as President and CEO of Chrysler Canada. His roles on the NAFTA Leadership Team and Fiat Chrysler G ...
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Alfa Romeo planning Giulia GTA to rival M3, C63

Aug 19 2014 8:36am CDT | Source: Autoblog

Filed under: Sedan, Performance, Alfa Romeo What do you think of when you see the letters GTA? The Grand Theft Auto video game franchise? The GTA Spano supercar from Spain? Alfa Romeo enthusiasts remember it as the ultimate badge of performance from the Italian automaker, but while it's been over a decade since those letters appeared on a production Alfa, the latest rumors suggest they could be making a comeb ...
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Top 10 discontinued cars: Which ones will you miss?

Aug 19 2014 6:00am CDT | Source: Driving Canada

It that time of year again when automakers clean out their showrooms for the new model year. So while you’ll see plenty of all-new 2015 cars and trucks arrive in Canada over the next few months, it’s time to say goodbye, au revoir, auf wiedersehen or sayonara to these 10 vehicles not coming back: Acura TSX & TL We’ll miss ye, Acura TSX, and your slick-shifting six-speed manual.Nick Tragianis, Driving Honda’s luxury Acura brand has decided to trim its spo ...
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Chrysler names Bigland to lead Alfa Romeo brand in N.A.

Aug 19 2014 12:01am CDT | Source: Automotive News

Chrysler Group, rolling out sales of the Alfa Romeo 4C sports car in the United States, has picked Reid Bigland to lead the Italian sports car brand ...
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Car Review: 2014 Dodge Grand Caravan SXT Plus

Aug 18 2014 7:48pm CDT | Source: Driving Canada

When it comes to selling minivans, no one can compete with Chrysler’s Dodge division. In fact, the Dodge Grand Caravan has owned this segment for over three decades, and for good reason. The Grand Caravan offers plenty of room for both people and cargo, a wide array of family-friendly features and very competitive pricing. I must admit, however, that I was once a minivan snob, self-convinced that the domestic offerings could not compete with the high-quality and always-innovative p ...
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2014 Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance: Best of Show, Nine More Favorites, Plus a Mega-Gallery

Aug 18 2014 6:09pm CDT | Source: Car and Driver

If our little gathering here seems kind of heavy on Ferraris, understand that this year’s Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance was itself kind of heavy on Ferraris. In addition to a special class of 1950s and ’60s Testa Rossas—there were 20 on the 18th fairway, all together worth perhaps half a billion dollars—a Ferrari won the Best of Show award for the first time in the marque’s illustrious history. You can read about that car below, as ...
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2014 Chrysler 200

Aug 18 2014 5:20pm CDT | Source: The Car Connection

There's no hiding the fact that the 2014 Chrysler 200 is reaching its expiration date. As we give a final update to this review of the 2014 model as a new car, we're looking over to its dramatically different replacement, the 2015 Chrysler 200 Sedan that's arriving at dealerships. Meanwhile this mid-s ...
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Shane is a self described car aficionado. He loves muscle cars, but also knows how green cars work. He has years of experience in testing cars and writes about cars with deeply felt emotions.

 

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